Marva Whitney

Real Name:
Marva Ann Manning
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Born: 1st May 1944 in Kansas City, Kansas (USA).
Died: 22th December 2012

Marva Whitney is well known as a funk vocalist.
In 1960, when she was 16, she joined a Kansas gospel group, the Alma Whitney Singers, and ended up marrying Harry Whitney (2), the brother-in-law of the group's leader. Ever since, she has gone by her married name, Marva Whitney.

She is considered by many funk enthusiasts as being one of the rawest and brassiest music divas, both vocally and as a performer.
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Albums

KS 1079, KING 1079 Marva Whitney - Live And Lowdown At The Apollo album art Marva Whitney Live And Lowdown At The Apollo (Album) King Records (3), King Records (3) KS 1079, KING 1079 US 1969 Sell This Version
583 767 Marva Whitney - It's My Thing album art Marva Whitney It's My Thing (Album) King Records (3), King Records (3) 583 767 UK 1969 Sell This Version
CVOS1075 Marva Whitney - I Am What I Am album art Marva Whitney With Osaka Monaurail Marva Whitney With Osaka Monaurail - I Am What I Am (Album) SHOUT! Productions CVOS1075 Australia 2006 Sell This Version
SHOUT-202 Marva Whitney - Live In Japan album art Marva Whitney With Her Own Osaka Monaurail Marva Whitney With Her Own Osaka Monaurail - Live In Japan(CD, Enh) SHOUT! Productions SHOUT-202 Singapore 2006 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

45-6124 Marva Whitney - Your Love Was Good For Me / If You Love Me album art Marva Whitney Your Love Was Good For Me / If You Love Me (Single) King Records (3) 45-6124 US 1967 Sell This Version
45-12545 Marva Whitney - Your Love Was Good For Me / Saving My Love For My Baby album art Marva Whitney Your Love Was Good For Me / Saving My Love For My Baby (Single) Federal (5) 45-12545 US 1967 Sell This Version
45-6168 Marva Whitney - Things Got To Get Better (Get Together) album art Marva Whitney Things Got To Get Better (Get Together) King Records (3) 45-6168 US 1968 Sell This Version
45-6202 Marva Whitney - What Do I Have To Do To Prove My Love To You / Your Love Was Good For Me album art Marva Whitney What Do I Have To Do To Prove My Love To You / Your Love Was Good For Me (Single) King Records (3) 45-6202 US 1968 Sell This Version
45-6146 Marva Whitney - Unwind Yourself album art Marva Whitney Unwind Yourself (Single) King Records (3) 45-6146 US 1968 Sell This Version
45-6181 Marva Whitney - I'll Work It Out album art Marva Whitney I'll Work It Out (Single) King Records (3) 45-6181 US 1968 Sell This Version
45-6193 Marva Whitney - I'm Tired, I'm Tired, I'm Tired / If You Love Me album art Marva Whitney I'm Tired, I'm Tired, I'm Tired / If You Love Me King Records (3) 45-6193 US 1968 Sell This Version
45-6206 Marva Whitney - In The Middle (Part 2) / Tit For Tat (Ain't No Taking Back) album art Marva Whitney In The Middle (Part 2) / Tit For Tat (Ain't No Taking Back) (Single) King Records (3) 45-6206 US 1968 Sell This Version
45-6158 Marva Whitney - Your Love Was Good For Me / What Kind Of Man album art Marva Whitney Your Love Was Good For Me / What Kind Of Man (Single) King Records (3) 45-6158 US 1968 Sell This Version
45-6249 Marva Whitney - Things Got To Get Better (Get Together) album art Marva Whitney Things Got To Get Better (Get Together) (Single) King Records (3) 45-6249 US 1969 Sell This Version
45-6268 Marva Whitney - I Made A Mistake Because It's Only You album art Marva Whitney I Made A Mistake Because It's Only You (Single) King Records (3) 45-6268 US 1969 Sell This Version
45-6218 Marva Whitney - You Got To Have A Job (If You Don't Work - You Can't Eat) / I'm Tired, I'm Tired, I'm Tired (Things Better Change Before It's Too Late) album art Marva Whitney And James Brown Marva Whitney And James Brown - You Got To Have A Job (If You Don't Work - You Can't Eat) / I'm Tired, I'm Tired, I'm Tired (Things Better Change Before It's Too Late) (Single) King Records (3) 45-6218 1969 Sell This Version
45-6229 Marva Whitney - It's My Thing (You Can't Tell Me Who To Sock It To) / Ball Of Fire album art Marva Whitney It's My Thing (You Can't Tell Me Who To Sock It To) / Ball Of Fire (Single) King Records (3) 45-6229 US 1969 Sell This Version
TN 922 Marva Whitney - This Is My Quest album art Marva Whitney This Is My Quest T-Neck TN 922 US 1970 Sell This Version
2001-036 Marva Whitney - He's The One / This Girls In Love With You album art Marva Whitney He's The One / This Girls In Love With You (Single) King Records (3) 2001-036 UK 1970 Sell This Version
EX 2321 Marva Whitney - Daddy Don't Know About Sugar Bear / We Need More (But Somebody Gotta Sacrifice) album art Marva Whitney Daddy Don't Know About Sugar Bear / We Need More (But Somebody Gotta Sacrifice) (Single) Forte Records (2), Forte Records (2) EX 2321 US 1972 Sell This Version
EX 2328 Marva Whitney - Live And Let Live / Don't Let Our Love Fade Away album art Marva Whitney Live And Let Live / Don't Let Our Love Fade Away (Single) Excello EX 2328 US 1972 Sell This Version
1115 Marva Whitney - I've Lived The Life album art Marva Taylor* I've Lived The Life(7", Single) Forte Records (2) 1115 US 1974 Sell This Version
11151, 6045-28 Marva Whitney - Nothing I'd Rather Be (Than Your Weakness) / (Hey, You And You And You And You) I've Lived The Life album art M-W-T Express Featuring Marva W. Taylor* M-W-T Express Featuring Marva W. Taylor* - Nothing I'd Rather Be (Than Your Weakness) / (Hey, You And You And You And You) I've Lived The Life (Single) Forte Records (2), Forte Records (2) 11151, 6045-28 US 1975 Sell This Version
URBX 35 Marva Whitney - It's My Thing / The Message From The Soul Sisters album art Marva Whitney / Myra Barnes Marva Whitney / Myra Barnes - It's My Thing / The Message From The Soul Sisters Urban (2) URBX 35 UK 1989 Sell This Version
messin1 Marva Whitney - To Be In Love / Unwind Yourself album art Tito Puente / India / Marva Whitney Tito Puente / India / Marva Whitney - To Be In Love / Unwind Yourself(7", Promo, Smplr) Verve Records messin1 UK 2000 Sell This Version

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ijustspeak

ijustspeak

January 9, 2013
edited over 8 years ago
Kansas respect!!
Totally ran by me that Marva passed 2 days before christmas.. She truly was the soul sistah #1, and the hottest afro-american funk singer to grace the mic with her white afro hairdo.. slick!
Her voice could tear to pieces a clothing line of bedsheets. Take "It´s My Thing".. Wow, what a track, what a GROOVE.
Rest in peace Marva. Thanks for them rippin´ 45´s..

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